The fishing continues to be pretty good despite the high flows. Expect the flows to continue high for awhile as we are in the middle of the runoff. There are plenty of bugs in the water but not much of a hatch unless it is overcast and even then it was pretty light. Nymphing and Streamers are still the best bet. If you are not hooking up move. The fish seemed to be schooled up and if you find one others are close by.
Over on the Little Truckee there are quite a few fish still spawning. As the water drops be careful not to walk through the Redds. Those are the areas in the gravel that are light colored depressions. These depressions hold the fish of the future walk around.
Truckee River**-*** The flows on the Truckee River are high, 2,190cfs in town and 4,200cfs at Boca. Its moving pretty fast use caution when wading! But, you really don’t need to wade much the fish are on the edge in the slower sections. Indicator nymphing has been productive as well as streamers. For Nymphing not much has changed try Pat’s Rubber legs 8-10, Mercer’s Poxyback Golden Stone 8-10, Flashback PT 12-14, SJW, Haresear 10-14, Birdsnest 10-14, and Prince Nymphs 8-10. For Streamers Woolley Buggers green and black 4-10 and Sculpin patterns in green and tan 4-8.
Little Truckee River** The flows here have dropped since the last report to 641cfs. The river is still pretty fast and difficult to wade. No problem the fish are accessible with medium length casts. Pretty good mid-day BWO hatch here but not many surface takers. The fish are in spawn mode and should be coming to life here in the next week. Nymphing here is the most productive technique. Try Pats Rubber Legs 10, Copper Johns 10-16, Micro May 16-18, SJW’s, Glo Bugs, Pheasant tails 14-18, Flashback PT’s 14-18, Haresears 12-16, and Princes 10-16. Streamers are worth a try as well.
Prosser, Boca, and Stampede** Have tried to hit all three and had some mixed results. Prosser is still being held low but, should start to fill soon. The Smallmouth are active but the trout are a little skittish. Plenty of fish in the inlet area of Boca but limited access from the shore there at this level. A boat or Float tube would open access at Boca as well as for Stampede. In Stampede the Trout are stacked in the inlet areas with the Smallmouth spread out around the rocky structure and a few Kokanee a little further out in deeper water. Indicator nymphing and sinking lines with nymphs or streamers are best.
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